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Acura RL
2012 Acura RL
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BMW 5 Series Sedan
2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan
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Overview

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
N/A
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 17 MPG
Hwy: 24 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
14 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
3.7-liter V6 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
300 hp @ 6300 rpm
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
Torque
271 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Transmission
N/A
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
38.7 ft
39.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 8.0"
18" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Independent
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/45VR18
P245/45HR18
Rear Tire
P245/45VR18
P245/45HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
20 MPG
28 MPG
City
17 MPG
25 MPG
Highway
24 MPG
33 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr
EPA rating
4
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
19.4 gallons
18 gallons
Cruising Range City
329.8 miles
450 miles
Cruising Range Highway
465.6 miles
594 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
195.8 in
195.8 in
Height
57.2 in
58.2 in
Max Width
72.7 in
73.5 in
Front Width
62 in
63.2 in
Rear Width
62.4 in
64.2 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
117.1 in
Ground Clearance
5.7 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.4 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.5 in
38.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.5 in
58.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.3 in
36.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
56.1 in
55.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
4,099 lbs
3,765 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.8 ft³
14 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black

Optional Exterior Colors

N/A
  • Bernina Grey Amber Effect
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Ebony, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Seacoast, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Taupe, Perforated Leather seat trim
  • Black, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery
  • Cognac, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Not Available
Optional
Navigation System
Not Available
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Optional
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles